Happy Earth Day! Today is the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. The very first one was on April 22, 1970.
Earth Day is meant to increase awareness of environmental issues and problems. It has become a popular time for many communities to gather to clean up litter, plant trees and gardens, etc..
Each year is a new theme, and this year is "Restore Our Earth."
Here are some things you can do to participate - today and every day:
1. Clean up plastic and trash in your neighborhood. Or pick a park in your community to clean up. Don't forget to recycle plastic that you pick up!
2. Plant a tree. They capture carbon, they cool overheated places, they support pollinators. They bring in insect and bird species. Look HERE for suggestions as to the best tree to plant in your area.
3. Plan a native garden bed. Here in Colorado, it's a bit early to plant, but planning is the first (and FUN!) step. Consult your local nursery or look HERE if you need suggestions for native plants that do well in your area.
4. Support our pollinators! Select plants that attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, etc. Many are native plants, that are also deer resistant. You could also make a bee house! See how by clicking HERE.
5. Water wisely.
JLS Landscape & Sprinkler, Inc.
JLS has been maintaining quality landscapes for corporate and commercial clients in Colorado for over 40 years.